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Cynthia Ledford, MD


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395 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 293-8589

Email: ledford.5@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Associate Professor-Clinical, General Internal Medicine

Physician, FGP-General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor-Clinical, Pediatrics

 

Books

CDIM/SGIM Curriculum Guide Task Force. Core Medicine Curriculum Guide: A Resource for Teachers and Students. Washington, DC: AAIM Publications, January 2006.

Ledford CH, Cronau HR, Bahn T. Teaching Medical Students in the Ambulatory Setting. Columbus: OSU Press, January 2006.

 

Certifications

1996 - present Ohio Medical License: State Medical Board of Ohio
1998 - present Fellow: American Academy of Pediatrics
2009 - present Fellow: American College of Physicians
1994 Board Certified: National Board of Medical Examiners
1998 - 2005 Board Certified: American Board of Pediatrics
1997 - 2009 Board Certified, Diplomat: American Board of Internal Medicine
 

Chapters in Books

Ledford, CH. "Obesity, Adolescence." In Encyclpedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion. Edited by TP Gullotta and M Bloom. 750-755. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, January 2003.

Ledford CH. "General Outpatient Skills." In First Exposure, Outpatient Internal Medicine Edition I. Edited by Griffith C, and Hollein A. -. New York: McGraw-Hill, January 2006.

Ledford, CH. "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Decision Making." In First Exposure, Inpatient Internal Medicine Edition. Edited by Griffith, C and Hollein, A. -. New York: McGraw-Hill, January 2006.

Ledford, CH. ""Skin Cancer" and "Lung Cancer"." In ACP-CDIM Medicine Essentials. Edited by P. Alguire. 231-241. Philadelphia: ACP Press, January 2006.

Ledford, CH. ""Basic Education Theory" and "Teaching in the Ambulatory Setting"." In The Clinical Teaching Handbook. -. Columbus: OSUCOM, January 2007.

Ledford CH, Goddard L. "Formulating a Differential Diagnosis." In Primer to the Internal Medicine Clerkship. -. Columbus: CDIM, January 2007.

Ledford, CH. "Essential Organization and Time Management Skills." In Primer to the Subinternship Rotation. -. Columbus: CDIM, January 2008.

 

Degrees

1986 B.S., University Of Cincinnati

1992 M.D., The Ohio State University

 

Honors

1988 Rusoff Award for Academic Excellence in Basic Medical Sciences and Medical Humanities and Behavioral Sciences.
1990 Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society.
1992 Dean's Award for Outstanding Contributions to College of Medicine.
1992 Medical Staff Achievement Award. Class of 1992.
2004 Excellence in Teaching Award. Department of Internal Medicine.
 

Journal Articles

Ogden PE, Wu EH, Elnicki MD, Battistone MJ, Cleary LC, Fagan MJ, Friedman E, Gliatto PM, Harrell HE, Jennings MS, Ledford CH, Mechaber AJ, Mintz M, O'Brien K, Thomas MR, Wong RJ. "Do Attending Physicians, Nurses, Residents, and Medical Students Agree on What Constitutes Medical Student Abuse?." Academic Medicine. Vol. 80, (January 2005.): S80-S83.

Ledford CH, Lucey CR. "Growing Insights into Medical Professionalism." Academic Internal Medicine Insight. Vol. 4, no. 4. (January 2006.): 10-11.

Ledford CH, Headley A, Hollein A, Houghton B, Picchioni M, Pokala S, Speer A, Whelton S. "Journal Watch from the Alliance of Clinical Education: Annual Review of Medical Education Articles: 2004-2005." Teaching and Learning. Vol. 18, no. 3. (January 2006.): 273-277.

Ledford CH. "No More Sloppy "SOP" Notes?." Academic Internal Medicine Insight. Vol. 5, no. 1. (January 2007.): 7-.

Aiyer, Meenakshy; Appel, Joel; Fischer, Melissa; Fitz, Matthew; Vu, T Robert; Gliatto, Peter; Sweet, Michelle; Harrell, Heather; Ledford, Cynthia; Alvarez, Hugo; Kuzma, Mary Ann. "The Role of the Internal Medicine Subinternship Director in the 21st Century.." The American Journal of Medicine. Vol. 121, no. 8. (January 2008.): 733-7.

Aiyer, Meenakshy, K; Vu, T Robert; Ledford, Cynthia; Fischer, Melissa; Durning, Steven J. "The Subinternship Curriculum in Internal Medicine: A National Survey of Clerkship Directors.." Teaching and Learning in Medicine. Vol. 20, no. 2. (January 2008.): 151-6.

 

Softwares

January 2005 Mechager A, Jennings M, Fagan M, Ledford C, Cleary L, Elnicki M."Medical Student Abuse...or not?"
January 2006 Ledford CH, Cronau HR, Bahn T.."Teaching Medical Students in the Ambulatory Setting"
January 2008 Ledford, CH."28-year old male with rash - Mr. Moeller, Simulated Internal Medicine Problem Learning Exercises" ilnTime

Presentations

"Identification of the Hepatic Na+ Dependent Transporter through Substrate Protection and Sulfhydryl Labeling." Presented at American Gastroenterological Association National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (May 1988)

"Critical Role of Sulfhydryl Groups in Hepatic Na+ Dependent Bile Acid Transport." Presented at American Gastroenterological Association National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (May 1988)

"Organization on the Wards." Columbus, OH. (August 1992)

"Teaching Workshop for Senior Residents." Dayton, OH. (May 1998)

"How to be a Good Clerk and Make the Most of your Educational Experience." Dayton, OH. (July 1998)

"Setting the Agenda." Presented at Ambulatory Time Management Skills Workshop, Part I, Dayton, OH. (December 1998)

"Adolescent Medicine." Dayton, OH. (March 1998)

"Teaching Workshop for Senior Residents." Dayton, OH. (May 1999)

"Adolescent Medicine and the Young Adult: New Directions for Internal Medicine." Presented at Society of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco, CA. (January 1999)

"The Difficult Patient." Presented at Ambulatory Time Management Skills Workshop, Part II, Dayton, OH. (January 1999)

"Legal Issues in the Medical Office." Presented at Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, Dayton, OH. (May 1999)

"How to be a Good Clerk and Make the Most of your Educational Experience." Dayton, OH. (July 1999)

"Adolescent Medicine: Societal, Practice, and Legal Perspectives." Presented at OSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, OH. (November 2000)

"Pharmacology for USMLE Step I." Dayton, OH. (May 2000)

"Adolescent Medicine." Dayton, OH. (February 2000)

"Stanford Faculty Development Series on Clinical Teaching." Dayton, OH. (March 2000)

"Adolescent Medicine and the Young Adult: New Directions for Internal Medicine." Presented at Society of General Internal Medicine, Boston, MA. (May 2000)

"Stanford Faculty Development Series on Clinical Teaching." Dayton, OH. (May 2000)

"Clinical Teaching." Presented at Internal Medicine Residency Retreat, . (July 2000)

"Faculty Development for Internal Medicine Faculty: Evaluation and Feedback." Columbus, OH. (November 2001)

"Faculty Development for Community-Based Faculty." Dayton, OH. (February 2001)

"Update in Medicine Pediatrics: A Concise Review of Key Developments in the Fields by the Primary Care Reading Group." Cleveland, OH. (October 2001)

"Adolescent Consent and Confidentiality." Presented at Internal Medicine Residency Ethics Conference Series, Columbus, OH. (August 2001)

"Stanford Faculty Development Series on Clinical Teaching." Columbus, OH. (April 2001)

"Adolescent Medicine and the Young Adult: New Directions for Internal Medicine." Presented at Society for General Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA. (May 2001)

"Clinical Teaching." Presented at Internal Medicine Residency Retreat, . (July 2001)

"Developing Residents as Teachers." Presented at Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine, Washington DC. (January 2002)

"Update on Management of Upper Respiratory Infections in Children and Adults." . (January 2002)

"Student Evaluation and Feedback for Incoming Interns." Presented at OSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, OH. (July 2002)

"Developing a Conducive Learning Environment." Presented at ACGME Practice Management Series, Columbus, OH. (August 2002)

"Faculty Development Series on Clinical Teaching: Stanford Faculty Development Program." Columbus, OH. (September 2002)

"Student Evaluation and Feedback for Incoming Interns." Presented at OSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, OH. (July 2003)

"Analysis of Feedback Given to Third-Year Medical Students." Presented at Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine National Meeting, Savannah, GA. (October 2003)

"Student Morning Report: Teaching and Learning Clinical Reasoning Skills During the Third Year Medicine Clerkship." Presented at Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine National Meeting, Savannah, GA. (October 2003)

"Strategies and Tools for Improving Feedback Given to Medical Students." Presented at Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC. (November 2003)

"Medical Education Research." Presented at Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine National Meeting, Nashville, TN. (October 2004)

"Teaching and Evaluating Medical Students for Upcoming Seniors." Presented at OSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, OH. (July 2004)

"Legal Issues in Medicine." Presented at OSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, OH. (July 2004)

"The CAPSTONE Course: Putting the Final "Capstone" on an Integrated Program of Preclinical Studies through an Immersion in Problem-Based Learning." Presented at Association for the American Medical Colleges National Meeting, Washington DC. (November 2004)

"Dermatology Review." Presented at OSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, OH. (May 2004)

"Educating Professionals." Presented at Grand Rounds, Columbus, OH. (September 2005)

"Educating Professionals." Presented at Grand Rounds, Columbus, OH. (September 2005)

"How to give efficient feedback and promote self-directed learning." Presented at Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine National Meeting, Portland, OR. (October 2005)

"Do Attending Physicians, Nurses, Residents, and Medical Students Agree on What Constitutes Medical Student Abuse?." Presented at Association for the American Medical Colleges National Meeting (Research in Medical Education Presentation), Washington DC. (November 2005)

"Teaching and Evaluating Medical Students." Columbus, OH. (January 2005)

"Treating Professionalism Lapses as a Form of Medical Error." Presented at Association for the American Medical Colleges Regional Meeting, Kansas City, MO. (March 2006)

"Teaching and Evaluating Medical Students for Upcoming Seniors." Presented at OSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, OH. (June 2006)

"Subinternship Curriculum in Internal Medicine - Where do We Stand?." Presented at Association of American Medical Colleges National Meeting, Washington DC. (October 2006)

"Educating Resilient Professionals: Professionalism as a Skill based Competency." Presented at Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine National Meeting (Academic Internal Medicine Week), New Orleans, LA. (October 2006)

"Community Based Teaching of Medical Students." Presented at Association for the American Medical Colleges National Meeting, Seattle, WA. (October 2006)

"Teaching Clinical Reasoning Skills." Presented at Faculty Retreat, OSU College of Optometry, Marietta, OH. (March 2006)

"Legal Issues in Medicine." Presented at OSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, Columbus, OH. (June 2006)

"Evaluating and Grading Medical Students, New Clerkship Directors Pre-Course." Presented at Alliance for Academic Medicine National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (October 2006)

"Teaching and Evaluating Medical Students." Columbus, OH. (January 2006)

"Educating Professionals." Presented at Grand Rounds, Columbus, OH. (April 2006)

"Integrating Professionalism into the Curriculum: Professionalism as a Measurable and Teachable Skill." Presented at Pediatric Academic Soceity National Meeting, Toronto, CA|CAN. (May 2007)

"Evaluating and Grading Medical Students, New Clerkship Directors Pre-Course." Presented at Alliance for Academic Medicine National Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. (October 2007)

"Virtual Classroom and Online Role Plays as Tools for Developing Clinical Teaching in Faculty." Presented at Group on Educational Affairs, Central Region Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (March 2007)

"Effective Approaches to Teaching and Evaluating Clinical Reasoning Skills." Presented at Group on Educational Affairs, Central Region Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (March 2007)

"Advanced Professionalism Life Support." Columbus, OH. (June 2007)

"Increased Medical School Class Size: How Do We Adapt?." Presented at Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine National Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. (October 2007)

"Increased Medical School Class Size: How Do We Adapt?." Presented at Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine Meeting, Pittsburg, PA. (October 2007)

"The One Minute Preceptor and other Time Efficient Teaching Skills." Presented at Regional Faculty Development Series Workshop, . (December 2007)

"Educating Resilient Professionals: Professionalism as a Skill based Competency." Presented at Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, Toronta, CA|CAN. (April 2007)

"Bridging the Gap between Didactic and Clinical Learning." Presented at Optometry Externship Faculty Development Seminar, . (April 2007)

"Faculty Development on the Fly: Enhancing Teaching at your Institution." Presented at Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine National Meeting, . (October 2008)

"Increased Medical School Class Size: Implications for Clinical Clerkships." Presented at Association of American Medical Colleges National Meeting, Orlando, FL. (November 2008)

"Increased Medical School Class Size: Implications for Clinical Clerkships." Presented at Association of American Medical Colleges National Meeting, . (November 2008)

"Adult Learning: Personal Teaching and Learning Styles." Columbus, OH. (September 2008)

"Evaluating and Grading Medical Students, New Clerkship Directors Pre-Course." Presented at Alliance for Academic Medicine National Meeting, Orlando, FL. (October 2008)

"Understanding and Preventing Professionalism Lapses in Faculty and Students." Denver, CO. (March 2009)

"Teaching, Assessing, and Remediating Clinical Reasoning Skills." Presented at Alliance for Academic internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. (October 2009)

"Positive Educational Environments." Flint, MI. (October 2009)

"Evaluating and Grading Medical Students." Presented at Alliance for Academic Medicine National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (October 2009)

 

Professional Activities

1999 - present Stanford Faculty Development Program (SFDP). Palo Alto, CA.
2003 - present Medical Education Research Certificate.